Chat Masala Recipe - A Unique Blend of
Ingredients For True Indian Flavours

For capturing the authentic taste of Indian cuisine, putting together a homemade chat masala recipe (chaat) is recommended. A complex blend with some seldom used spices, this versatile blend is often sprinkled over fruit, used to season meats and curries, and can also be used to flavour certain drinks. (See the bottom of the page for other recipes)

Note: I recommend using as many whole spices as possible for this chat recipe as they will give the best flavours. If you don't have them all substitute with pre-ground powders and reduce the amounts the recipe requires by half. So for 2 tablespoons of whole peppercorns you use 1 tablespoon ground pepper. Reduce any others you don't have whole by half as well.

Homemade Chat Masala Recipe

What You'll Need: (makes about 7-8 tablespoons)

2 tbsp black peppercorns
1 tbsp mango powder (amchoor)
1 tbsp dried mint
4 tsp cumin seeds
4 tsp anardana (pomegranate seeds)
2 tsp cubebs (optional)
2 tsp sea salt
2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp asafetida powder (hing)
20-30 curry leaves

tbsp = tablespoon
tsp = teaspoon

Directions:

  • Grind the cumin, salt, peppercorns, anardana, curry leaves and, if using, the cubebs
  • Sieve into a bowl
  • Stir in the asafetida, chili and mango powder
  • Crumble in the dried mint. Combine thoroughly

Store your masala chat in an airtight container out of direct sunlight. Use within 3 months.

Note: Dry toasting the peppercorns, cubebs, cumin and anardana before grinding will add even more flavours to your finished blend and therefore your dishes. Click here to read more about this recommended cooking technique. (Link opens in new tab)

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